Printable Paper Pop-Up Flash Diffuser/Reflector




Introduction: Printable Paper Pop-Up Flash Diffuser/Reflector

The following are instructions for a pop up flash diffuser that can be printed and made with a single sheet of printer paper. It does not require any tape/glue, and can be folded flat for storage. 

Materials needed:

1 sheet of printer paper (card stock might be better)
1 pair of scissors
1 piece of aluminum foil (optional)

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Step 1: Print, Cut, Fold

Cut along the solid lines, Fold along the dotted ones (using a ruler can help make a nice fold)

Step 2:

To attach the diffuser, start by insetting the long front tab into the hot-shoe.
Insert the two rear tabs on top, and VOILA!

Step 3: Optional Reflector

If you want to use the diffuser to bounce more light off the ceiling for a more natural look, simply cut a 6cm by 10 cm piece of aluminum foil and hook it onto the diffuser. 

Step 4: Shooting


Install your diffuse and shoot, you shouldn't have to fiddle with any settings.

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    Phil B
    Phil B

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I really like bounce flash, but results vary, based on the room in which the photo was taken. I recently made a bounce flash reflector for my Kodak z710 with pop up flash. I used a piece of aluminum from an old auto license plate. It stays in place with a piece of masking tape. But, what really makes a difference with bounce flash is light colored walls in a relatively small room. Shadows that might normally form under features on the front of an object still get some fill light because of the light colored ceiling and walls. I have been trying to use it lately in my Instructables photos. Thank you for your Instructable.